Discover Rwanda Hostel Partners & Sponsors
This page is dedicated to the partners and sponsors of Discover Rwanda.
Find out more about the amazing companies we work with and why our hostels in Rwanda choose these organizations to work with on a continuing basis.
Red Rocks Rwanda
Discover Rwanda is pleased to work in close partnership with Red Rocks Rwanda – an intercultural exchange centre in the North of Rwanda, which promotes peace through cultural tourism, storytelling, biking, hiking, weaving, cooking crafts and other events, bringing cultures together and showing that people can be mobilized to improve the future.
At Red Rocks, adventure and visitor engagement with locals to become acquainted with each other’s culture through interaction and
sharing experiences, is promoted. Visitors are treated to an evening camp fire where storytelling and sharing visions comes naturally. The evening campfire is the oldest of meeting places. We aspire to create a unique and authentic feeling. Red Rocks is focused on bringing together individuals, groups and organizations to experience intercultural in Rwanda and overseas then draw comparisons with Rwandan culture.
If you are visiting Musanze (Formerly Ruhengeri), take an extra day or two to visit with locals and experience authentic Rwandan culture up close! Not only will you enrich your travels, you will help make a real difference in your hosts’ lives – something which is inexplicably gratifying.
Find out more, here: www.redrocksrwanda.com.
Urugo Women’s Opportunity Centre
Located within the Women’s Opportunity Centre (WOC) in Kayonza – Eastern Province of Rwanda, Urugo is an exciting social enterprise and the perfect place to discover rural Rwanda and go on an exciting safari.
The Centre was constructed by bricks made by KATWICO a female brick making cooperative from the area (trained by Women for Women International) and offers a captivating location to experience rural Rwanda. Volunteer on community projects with the women and take in the stunning scenery, all while enjoying fabulous local hospitality. It also serves as a women’s social hub, providing a variety of facilities – where women can come together and engage in different community and economic empowerment activities.
The Lodge is eco-friendly – featuring solar power and water heating systems, rainwater harvesting and composting toilets, making it a unique vacation stopover en-route to Akagera National Park & Muhazi Scenic Lake. Urugo as a whole is an inspiring example of cooperation and diversity – providing training and income generating opportunities as means of supporting women, helping their families and improving their communities.
Safari Tents – Our stunning eco-friendly canvas tents provide you with a spectacular view of the women’s Njgama valley farm. Each tent is en-suite and equipped with a beautiful queen-sized bed, wardrobe, desk and chair and mosquito net. The Safari Tents are perfect for weekend city breaks and feature composting toilets and a solar heated water supply for the shower.
Dormitories – Our five affordable, cosy dormitories are nestled within the demonstration farm and each have four double decker beds, lockable wardrobes and mosquito nets. The Lodge offers this reasonably priced accommodation for all. Whether you are touring around the region, want a holiday getaway, or have a group or workshop you want to host somewhere special – then Urugo is for you. Each dormitory features rainwater harvesting from the roof and access to composting toilets and solar-heated showers.
Training/Conference/Retreats – If you or your organisation are looking for a training and conference site to hold an important gathering that is away from the bustle and commotion of Kigali, the Centre offers a tranquil and scenic location with training, workshop and conference facilities to cater to your needs. Our team will ensure that your stay is worthwhile and your event tailored to your specific needs.
Market and Farm stores – The WOC marketplace is your ultimate destination for purchasing handcrafts and other products handmade by Rwandan women.
Conveniently situated by the roadside on the Tanzania-Rusumo highway en-route to Akagera National Park from Kayonza, Urugo offers an exclusive stop over where you can buy arts and crafts from the women and enjoy heartfelt Rwandan hospitality. A variety of African food dishes and drinks are available throughout the day and there are plenty of activities and trips you can join. From milking a cow to a boat trip on the Muhazi Scenic Lake, you will be sure to find something you like. All trips and activities directly support the women’s groups working at the centre. Urugo is a Social Enterprise supporting Women for Women.
HowTo Find Uruguo
Urugo is located on RN3 just outside Kayonza Town in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. When arriving in Kayonza Town, turn right at the main round-a-bout with a cow in the centre, taking the RN3 towards Akagera. Travel for approximately 3km and you will see the signs on the left hand side. The building is easily recognised by its significant and impressive roadside gift shop and brick walls as well as signs for Women for Women. The lodge is just 40 minutes from Akagera Park.